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you maryland's most powerful radar and the biggest problem is crossing over into delaware as of now. we still have a couple lingering showers around the chestertown area, churchhill, and all of this is sliding off to the north and east. things are going to look up. we have a temperature now into annapolis coming in at 73 degrees and by this afternoon, i'm forecasting a high around 87 degrees with showers and thunderstorms and back into the picture. okay, let's talk about the traffic now. good morning, kim. >> good morning. for everyone getting that early start, headed towards the dc metro area. 95 is looking good. if you are traveling to montgomery county, no problems on route 29, headed towards 495. as we look at our area around the baltimore metro, that's frederick road. traffic flowing freely. traffic doing okay around the area. no other issues on any other big roadways. here it is on the northwest side, moving at a very nice pace. 795 looking good as well. as we look at the maps, really just one incident at this time. that's going to be out in mount arie. route 144 closed in bo
couple of days. a water main break in potomac, maryland that has south glen road closed between lorton and glen road road. and river is the alternate once again. on the outer loop things are slowing down between colesville road and georgia avenue. for beach goers throughout, yeah it is the weekend, 50 eastbound, things are looking good for you. on the inner loop in virginia, things are clear out here. sun is trying to rise. on the outer loop, we are finding a slow go to telegraph. and 50 to 123 is how we wrap it up. building more volume and delay is on the way. back to you. >>> this morning, police in the district are investigating a double shooting. it happened just hours ago. the story is new this morning. kristin fisher is live with the latest. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. so far police are not saying anything about suspects. all we know is that two people, two young men, according to neighbors, are fighting for their lives in a local hospital. they are both reported to be in serious if not critical condition. as for right now, you can see that at least
, and drunk driving threaten maryland's roadways. this holiday, police are out in force. >>> good evening, i'm gigi barnett. adam may has the night off. that is what people are talking about right now. the fourth of july holiday brings a big risk for drivers. a new state campaign could help decrease the number of fatalities this weekend. suzanne collins has more on how police are keeping the roads safe this weekend. suzanne? >> reporter: let's say they are out in force and especially en route to the ocean and western maryland, gigi. we understand they are not only focusing on drunk driving but also drugged driving. it's a bang up weekend for a party. there will be alcohol consumed and a massive number of cars on the road traveling. this combination means more crashes so police have set up special enforcement details. >> holiday weekends means more traffic on the road, more speeders trying to reduce the travel time, which by the way, doesn't work. also, a lot more drunk drivers on the road. >> reporter: there's also a new campaign to not only arrest drunk drivers but drugged drivers. the balt
. spotlight on maryland weather in about 8 minutes. i got that right today. >> reporter: we've been following an early morning traffic alert for you. weather impacting our roads this morning. we're taking a live shot here. the east highway is closed in both directions between joans mill road and connecticut. the way to get around it if you're headed westbound use connecticut at joans bridge road. take that to joans mill and that will get you back on the east highway. all of this is posted at wusa9.com. moving the shot over into arlington. that's where we have a tree that knocked down some wire. another weather related problem out here on north military road. the road is closed at 31st but happy to report you can take north pollard street of to 30th to get around it. also take note that traffic lights could be out. 66 headed eastbound. your delay is stretching from the fairfax county parkway from 123. thank you to an earlier accident. you're looking great up toward 66. not the case if you're on the outer loop in maryland because things are starting to drop speed between university over to geor
maryland. some heavy rain falling there. and some rain falling across the bay. we have plenty of clouds. here is a look at what we're seeing. 74 here in the district. 73 in baltimore. ocean city and 69 out to the west and the forecast. take the umbrella with you. we're likely to see showers and storms during the course of the day that will cap the temperatures a warm and humid day. that's colling up in a bit. >> let's look at traffic. julie? >>> good morning to you if you are headed to 123 before you reach that exit here at the germantown overpass, the accident activity here using the left lanes headed in the direction of the beltway. as you continue. clay delays are forming. traveling along 355355 open for business this morning and south of the beltway and 410. that's where we have a tree reported a a tree down at that location. that's a check of the on time traffic. >>> we have a developing story this morning, an autopsy to identify remains in a ditch. it happened along route 1. the call came in at 8:00 last night. a driver spotted what appeared to be a skull and other remains. at thi
states. now he's coming back to his maryland home. tonight, those who know him are speaking out. >>> hello everyone i'm vic carter. here's what people are up to tonight. it's believed to be the biggest spy swap with russia since the cold war. and a maryland man is in the center of it. the first time he's been back on american soil in more than a decade. new at 11:00, kelly mcpherson has the latest on a story that has captured international attention. >> reporter: some of the people who live in this cock y sville neighborhood knew that a former colonel from the isb and as the story broke, they were hoping to hear his name as one of those released. after serving seven years of an 18 year sentence in russia, alexander saparosky is coming back to this neighborhood. >> i consider him to be more of an american hero than a spy sort to speak. >> reporter: many marylanders know the story how the -- how he turned in hanson. >> i consider him to be more of a hero. >> reporter: the cia and russian intelligence broker the tarmac during a time when the two countries are mending relations. >>
iii of annapolis, a registered violent sex offender in maryland. and his involvement with four young teenagers girls. he had developed a relationship with one of the girls on myspace. on july 7, mace and arrange to pick up the girl and three of her friends in dundalk. police say he then drove the girl's back to this home in the 1500 block of st. margaret's road in annapolis were you dropped off three of the girls and took the fourth, a 13-year- old, arrau -- out to get some food. police say he had sex with the girl in his car and then at the home when they got back. one of girls got scared and texted her parents. >> she subsequently began text messaging a family member. that family member immediately contacted baltimore county police. >> friday, 11 news went to the home which is not mason's residents to find out more. police say to acquaintances of his were there at the time but were not arrested. >> my name is lowell melser work with wbal-tv in baltimore. i just want to know if you could comment -- >> no answers there. we receive the same treatment at another residence. >> we unders
on maryland's traffic. is it maryland. >> it is maryland coming up. >> i do that in seven minutes. you do traffic. >> all right. thank you. right now focus on dc because that's where we have a main tieup. this is an ongoing construction project on 16th street and crescent place. this will take place throughout friday. we are talking 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. where you are losing a couple of lanes in both directions and not going to be able to part going southbound because of the work zone. moving to the outer loop in maryland. the delay is setting in and it is growing from colesville road to georgia avenue. our next stop takes us back to the realtime graphics and route 4, route 5 and 301 obviously in the dark. there we go. we will zoom in and show you the traffic is doing fine out here. green cars are telling us everything is moving at speed. 395 northbound, more drivers are hitting the road past duke street to the pentagon. overall still clear crossing the 14th street bridge and 95 before this in virginia going northbound slowing down between the prince william parkway and 123 and again fai
this video of an uprooted tree on lynn hurst avenue. torrential rain, even hail pounds parts of maryland. when things quiet down, the damage is evidence. residents say they are glad no one was hurt. >> and i heard a crackling noise and when i heard a crackling noise, it was so much rain i couldn't see you know what was going on outside. so when the rain stopped i cape outside and i seen this. >> reporter: weather experts will have to determine what came through the area, but the damage is clear. let's take a look at this tree here. it's a fairly old tree. whatever hit it came through hard and split the tree in two. >> that's incredible, that's a really healthy tree that got split in half. >> reporter: in west baltimore it appears lightning was the cause of this fire that set the home ablaze. >> it was just smoking in the middle. all of a sudden the flash started right there in the corner and that was it. >> reporter: and as we were out observing the area, we would lake to say that most of the votes streets we saw were barely passable. back to you, vic. >> okay, kai. the storm knocked ou
that is still light on 95, 66, looks good in maryland, across the american legion bridge. back to you. >> thank you. >>> we begin with breaking news from northeast d.c. police are investigating an overnight incident, new video. it is at eastern ave. details are sketchy, but we will keep falling the story. >>> we are turning to our top story. more water problems in potomac, maryland. the mass of water main breaks sent a geysers of water shooting into the sky on wednesday afternoon. they have stopped the leak, but the repair work will take place all morning. we will have reports in a few minutes. >> dangerously high temperatures have claimed two lives in maryland. the death toll is eight. the latest case was a baltimore resident who died earlier this week. this weather is putting stress on power companies. an electric grid operator declared an emergency vet yesterday as the power demand soared. they're urging residents to conserve electricity. numerous outages across the d.c. metro area. last night people along a street in northeast had no lights and no air conditioning. >> my house is a heat box
after her mother is convicted of murdering her father and trying to kill her. >> and maryland is now officially in a drought. 11 news saturday morning starts right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy] >> welcome to 121 news saturday morning. i'm lisa robinson. >> and i'm barry sims. let's take a look outside with meteorologist john collins. cooler temperatures, what's happening? >> well, i don't know. i was surprised addition i guess i wasn't surprised -- when i walked out the door this morning, it was muggy. it's been trying to rain. i'm a little disappointed. there was a good line of thunderstorms with some heavy rain out to the west of us last night when i went to bed, and it's come into the area, but it's so spotty, and my pavement's dry and i said, come on, water my lawn, you know, water my garden, and it hasn't happened yet, believe me. the rains are here, at least the first wave, but it wasn't the first wave, it's the first trickle. take a look at this on our h.d. doppler radar. just a few spotty, light showers around the area. some of the concentrated in so
as well to try to figure out exactly what happened. for now we're live in potomac, maryland. now back to you. >> aaron, thank you. >>> temperatures are down a bit today, but the humidity took a hike up as we look live outside. the good news, relief is en route, folks. let's go first to chuck bell in the weather center to tell us just when. chuck? >> yes indeed, a little cooler than yesterday. i think we have all appreciated the 7-degree top in high temperatures. yesterday 102. today's high temperature a mere 95 degrees. the old record, the current record still 100 degrees set back in 1993, will last another year. 92 currently in washington. there actually are a couple of lonely thundershowers out there. heat index values remain in the high 90s, and right around the 100-degree mark. right now thunderstorms rumbling through northern parts of frederick county, maryland and down into southern parts of fauquier county, virginia. plenty of heat and humidity around for the rest of your evening. rain chances on the rise as we head towards friday and saturday. what about a little break from th
, middle-class priorities include everything from making sure the stakes remain in maryland to foreclosure efforts. middle-class priorities also involve public safety measures like cleaning up the environment. >> [inaudible] >> this is true. the university system still has furlough days and some of its reserve funds were siphoned to help balance the state budget. tuition and fees for full-time community college students went up 8% during his first three years in office. >> this is true, but funding levels were dictated by state law. federal funds are supporting a total of $719 million in education aid. >> tax credits for small businesses to create jobs. >> this is true. the governor pushed through a $5,000 state income tax credit for employers to hire qualified employees of the unemployment line. but according to the permanent business and economic development, only 145 people have been hired so far. >> while other states are that -- while other states are struggling, he is making the tough choices to move at maryland forward. >> he and other governors pressed for washington to step up wit
's complete coverage, it's wjz maryland's news station. >>> dangerous heat wave, marylanders spend another day fighting high temps. how much longer will it last. >> reporter: here's what people are talking about today. another day of intense heat and just minutes ago baltimore issued a code red for temperatures tomorrow. firefighters battled a blaze tonight and tried to keep cool with drinks and wet towels. earlier today american red cross workers made sure cooling centers were stocked with water. >>> wjz is live first morning coverage. we begin with bob. >> reporter: once again a record set today. we got up to 101. the previous record was 99. take a look at radar. temperatures just dropped down to 87. here it is 11:00 at night. dc still coming in at 91. there are some cooler readings, 7 78, 77, lots of 70s. tomorrow afternoon we are probably only get to the mid- 90s. so even though temperatures are not going to be in triple digits. we are expecting to have a very warm and more humid afternoon and guess what, we might just see a shower or thunder shower. >>> yesterday all time record 105. toda
in maryland is the next stop. roadwork at river road near this exit. and finally northbound 95. looks like more construction at 212. southbound, clean and green, all clear. >>> today after some delay french-based keolis will assume all vre vre operations. it takes over for amtrak which had run vre for the last 18 years. they were scheduled to take control on june 28th but it was delayed due to staffing issues. 80 employees have been hired across the country. nearly all the previous vre conductors, engineers and maintenance staff decided to stay employed with amtrak. officials from the federal railroad administration will ride every vre train to ensure commuter safety. >>> british petroleum says it is making progress on a new effort yet to contain the gulf oil leak. a cap on top of the gusher is intended to provide a tight seal and may allow crews to capture all the oil leaking from the well but as tara mergener reports it may be days a way. >> reporter: oil is gushing unchecked from b.p.'s blown out well as engineers take a shot at containing the crude. over the weekend, underwater reboths
on the northern portions of maryland. that rain activity has pushed off to new jersey and is beginning to move off shore. there are some strong storm cells in that producing lightning. but it is beginning to move out over the ocean. we still have clouds out over the city. off to our west, the skies are beginning to clear, and beyond the city, western howard county and frederick county, less humid conditions are beginning to filter in. a little less humid. nothing major. still typical july summertime. warm and humid. we'll detail it coming up. >> thousands of marylands felt shaky after that 3.6 earthquake hit the city. >> it happened at 5:04 a.m. in the germantown yir of -- area of montgomery county. david collins has more. >> the next thing i knew, it was like a scene out of "jurassic park." the bottles on that shelf started rattling. i looked in the hall. i thought it was a fat guy running through the building or something, because the floors were shaking, and i heard a rumbling. >> jim klein knew immediately it was an earthquake. he was in the process of upgrading his kitchen. he was reaching fo
dropped 200. -- excuse me it dropped from 200 to 140. and in maryland, bge only has seven customers still in the dark. that number does not include the outages in baltimore or in the greater baltimore area. so we definitely have some good news there. we are seeing some pretty significant signs of progress. but keep in mind we have a whole day of triple-digit temperatures. take a listen to how one pepco modines what it is like to work underground while repairing power lines in the middle of the heat wave. >> you go underground and it is an oven. it is not a steam bath. it is an oven. the wires are cooked an men and women down there cooked. it is brutal. >> reporter: working in anen does not sound like fun but that is what pepco crews behind me have been doing the past, almost 24 hours now. what they are doing is going underground and repairing these power lines that are literally burned, if you take a look at them. they are actually charred because it got so hot underground. i know for all of you -- actually if you are without power you probably can't see us right now but for people withou
as the killer is still at large. >>> a maryland woman who lost her son is gathering in baltimore county with 100 others and they're sending out a strong new message. here are the details. >> reporter: right back here, they're having a stop the violence ceremony and all of the people you're seeing, everyone inside the pavilion has been muched by violence ela victim. this is organized by the mother of one crime victim, the murder of austin, that happened in 2008 in the harford county area. his mother sparked into action and she's holding these stop the violence memorials every year. these people are here gathering to pray, to remember and to spread an important message. >> the violence has got to stop. we've come together to show that even though they're gone and they may have been gone many years now, they're not forgotten. they never will be. >> we have to keep it up. it won't stop accept for us trying to keep it in the for front. >> reporter: well, the ceremony has ended and the party music started and these guys are having a great time here for the rest of the evening. they plan to take the me
>>> and bracking news tops our show at 6:00 from temple hills, maryland, lindsey mastis is on the scene of a barricade situation where a man is holed up inside a school bus. how long have police been negotiating and do you know this man's name? >> reporter: the police have been out here since 1:15 and they say they do believe they know who this suspect is. they're not releasing his name at this point. but what happened here at the intersection of allentown road and where i'm at right now, there is a bank of america across the street. and it all started there. they say the suspect and a victim entered. the victim had to get some money out of the bank for this suspect. we're told that at some point that suspect left the bank and the victim told the people inside that she was in fact being robbed. now we have with me over here on the side, this is major andy ellis with prince george's county police department. he ran across the street down into the woods, what do you know at this point? >> well right now we have him cornered on a bus in the woods behind us. our emergency se
related deaths in maryland so far this year. >> we have continuing coverage of the heat wave on our website. you can use our interactive radar to track whether down to your street and get a list of local cooling centers, the hours and locations of them, and we want to know how you are keeping cool in the heat. send us your summer photos. the transfer of 150 residents of the ravenwood nursing and rehabilitation center is now in its second day. the state ordered it done after the facilities air-conditioning system fail. david collins joins us live with an update. >> according to state officials, ravenwood has a clean record, but according to a former resident, it also has a history of air-conditioning and heating problems. a medical emergency interrupted the transfer of 150 residents. state health officials say it was not heat related, that an elderly patient had a seizure. the state or the relocation of residence after the killings air-conditioning system broke down. authorities have determined the malfunction occurred sunday, and not friday as residents claimed. >> this is a unique
and lightning roll ttrough most of maryland this afternooo. the stroog storms brought some much needed rain. but also left behind some damage. hello, i am jennifer gilbert. jeff barnd is off tonight. investigators are trying to figure out ii heavy rains and collapse of a vacant home in the city. clean up crews innwest baltimorr >> after workkng moot f the evening, crews have wrapped up deeolishing what is left of this homm in west baltimore. step aside and show. you can see bricks litter theú sidewalk. there is debris all over. peopll that live in this neighborhood are not happy. instead they are frustrated because they said the calls to the city about the vacant home went ignored for years. late this afternoon, the home at 608 west lafayette crashed to the ground. for years, the family that lives next door have been concerned and let the city know about their concerns, about the vacant house and tree growiig inside oo ii. but several calls to the city, they say, did absolutely nothing. and the home that sat vacant for now there is a damaged car,,3 destroyed house and a family insisting i
. maryland state police say that 48-year-old denita haselbar was exiting the freeway. police say haselbar suffered of head injuries. >>> tonight charges are pending against a baltimore driver who hit a teenager and a child. the accident happened right here this afternoon in the intersection of east fayette street. >>> there is a political fire storm brewing in baltimore city pitting big business against the government. the issue here is a living wage, and caught in the middle is workers who could get a big bump in their paycheck. >> reporter: baltimore city passed the first living wage law. >> we are in the process of replacing those old manufacturers jobs and trying to get descend paying jobs for the people of baltimore city. >>> mary pat clark says her bill is aimed at large national retailers like target and wal- mart expanding their presence in the city. business that gross more than $10 million a year would have to pay workers $10.57 an hour. that's more than $3 above minimum wage. >> it's just another way to make business in baltimore for difficult. >> reporter: the cfo of locally o
. south of baltimore. a lot of rain now in calvert county, p.g. county, and southern maryland. and one sill i just -- cell i just found here. howard county line, may get to you folks in carroll county, which didn't seem much this afternoon. there is hope for you phobes who didn't see -- folks who didn't see a drop of rain. bernadette has a look at other numbers. >>> it came and came so quickly. bigger amounts around the region. 1.77 inches of rain. north of baltimore city. tv hill, just under 1 and three- quarters inch of rain. roland park at just under a half. the thing is, as far as 1-inch- plus amounts. anywhere from northern parts of baltimore county to northern parts of aa county. and clipping eastern parts of howard county. that seems to be the bull's eye. there is that chance for more rounds of rain tonight, tomorrow, and wednesday. we'll have that forecast coming up shortly. right now, back inside. >>> wjz has checked with bge. about 17,000 people are without power right now. just about 7,000 people in the dark in baltimore city. 6600 are out in baltimore county. due to power o
including james mchenry rec center. maryland on day 3 of this heat wave. still hot and steamy as we move into the evening. sun going down isn't degree to -- going to provide that much relief. bob turk and meteorologist bernadette woods who you see there are updating our numbers. >>> let's take a look at our watches and advisories still in effect because of the heat. and temperatures in the urban areas. take a look at the graphic. also, many areas, because it's been so dry, there's a red flag warning for fire danger. particularly, be careful if you're doing any cookouts or whatnot. we have excessive heat warning in the philadelphia area. and heat watches in effect and heat advisories. what is the current temperature? it just came in actually, about a second ago, at 100 degrees. actually dropped 1 degree. and the dew point just dropped one degree to 64. which makes the current heat index, just dropped from 105 to 103. so it's still pretty horrible out there. and still a minute to go is dropped about 105 in easton. extreme temperatures in the region. there is some relief coming. we'll
weeks. it illustrates the dangers for the most vulnerable across maryland. >> i wanted to make sure you were okay. >> reporter: baltimore's health department set up this call center to check on thousands of the elderly. >> just check to make sure they have air conditioning or fans. adequate water. >> reporter: back at raven wood, the dozens who live here will enjoy their first cool night in days. they're being taken to facilities with working ac. >> reporter: and we understand, they've got to get a permit to get a crane so that they can get some of the new ac equipment on the roof of this building. reporting live in west baltimore, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right, mike. thank you. >>> well, also tonight. two more heat-related deaths to tell you about about bring the totals to 8. one was an adult from anne arundel county, who actually died back in may. but the death was not confirmed as weather-related until now. the second was this week. temperatures over 90 degrees. >>> wjz 13 is always on. for instant updates on the forecast. and locations of all of those cooling cent
is incident free. and the outer loop in maryland is tracking that commute. nice and quiet this morning. 95 all the way to 270. that's the traffic. back to you. >>> this morning, vre has a new operator, keolis is replacing amtrak as the company in charge of all vre trains. we have more on how this change will affect commuters. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, hopefully the only changes vre riders will notice are cosmetic like new employees, new uniforms but this morning certainly marks the end of an era for virginia's commuter railway. after 18 years of running vre, amtrak is out and keolis rail services of america is taking over. amtrak has run the railway since its beginning but last november tux during vre contract negotiations the french company was the lowest bidder and was awarded an $85 million operations contract. but the changeover has come with some controversy. two months ago, keolis alleged that they would not be ready for the june 28th takeover and clearly the date did slip by two weeks. the problem was vre was struggling to get employees in place. keep in mind, nearl
the overhead sign that says delays. let's go to newschopper 7. look at what's happening on 95 in maryland, not much between the icc work in laurel down to the beltway. nothing at college park and greenbelt. alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> more water problems in potomac, maryland. a massive water main breaks and a geyser of water if shooting into the sky on wednesday afternoon. crews have stopped the leak, but the repair work on south glenn road will last all morning. -- south glen. >> water shooting 100 feet. >> the intersection of south glen and deep glen in potomac resembled a well-known tourist attraction. >> if it reminded me of niagara falls. >> the pipes serving the city of rockville ruptured under the asphalt, sending a toweling pool of water into the sky. >> it is a lot of water. a shower or in the neighborhood with millions of gallons, raining debris down onto roads and yards that resembled rivers. >> i hope it does not lead us out. >> a driver on his cell phone drove by the geyser and made it through despite being blinded for a few seconds by the water. >> it is a big failure
. tonight, there are new water restrictions in maryland. good evening. i'm jim vance. >> and i'm doreen gentzler. confusion over who owns that water main in potomac led to a delay in getting the water turned off. as a result, thousands of customers are now being asked to conserve. jackie bensen was the first to get an up-close look at the geyser this afternoon. she has more. >> reporter: the geyser of water gushed past the level of power lines and treetops. the water main break in the 100900 block happened around 9:30 p.m. >> kind of like niagara falls. i'm hoping it doesn't make it up there. >> reporter: it was a couple hours before officials were able to confirm the 24-inch pipe belonged not to the washington suburban sanitary commission but to the city of rockville. it is a separate water system and the pipe that ruptured is its largest. >> this is our main transmission line. this is the entire water supply that comes from our treatment plant on the potomac river. it supplies our system. >> right here. >> reporter: montgomery county police closed the street as the hole caused by the
in the day developing story. maryland state police are on the manhunt for suspect that they say let a traffic stop in annapolis. he was pulled over a long easter group 50. he hopped out of the car and ran into a wooded areas south of south haven road. the billy the unidentified man maybe our. if a police helicopter and dogs were seen as searching the neighborhood. officials have not provided a description of the suspect. tonight, three men are recovering after two separate shootings in west baltimore. that happened around 2:00 a.m. there were stopped at franklin avenue in -- franklin street and pennsylvania avenue. one man is in critical condition and the other is expected to survive. the second she was around 11:30 a.m. on shields place -- the second shooting was around 11:30 a.m. he was shot several times. if you have intermission, you are asked to call the baltimore city police. -- if you had any information, you are asked to call. bp reports progress on putting a larger cap. if this works, it could mean significant improvements on containing the oil spewing from the damage to break. lee a
as you make your way out the door this morning. stay with us, we have more good morning maryland coming right back after thirty -- back after this. mousse temptations by jell-o. a rich and airy treat. ♪ because after you've washed the bills... and paid all the dishes... it's finally me o'clock. enjoy it with mousse temptations. three decadent flavors. 60 calories. it's me o'clock. time for jell-o. >>> here are top stories we're working on this morning. an american is among the 64 people killed in two bombings in uganda. they happened in locations at the capital as people watched the final of the world cup. several other americans were wounded. >>> spain is celebrating its first world cup title after beating the netherlands. 1-0. madrid erupted in jubilatfkion. . >>> if you snowstorm notice gasoline prices falling over the past two weeks, you aren't alone. the average price for a gallon of regular dipped almost four cents at $2.73. mid-grade was going about $2.87. the cheapest gas was $2.43 a gallon in jackson, mississippi. >>> all new this morning: a wildfire has caused dozens of peop
from maryland is among the injured. and tonight terror expert have a new concern. this is the first time this militant group has carried out an attack outside somalia. >> reporter: the final minutes of the world cup association tournament in johannesburg. millions glued to television screens all over the world. in uganda, it was an opportunity for terror. three bombs ripped through bars as fans watched the match. there was no warning. >> an explosion. and then the second one went off. >> reporter: at least one american was kill in the bombings. a san diego based aid group called invisible children named him. while others were wounded. ugandan police believe a militant group from somalia with ties to al qaeda may have been responsible for the bombs. a severed head and legs indicate they were suicide attack. >> they have started using suicide bombings, they target civilians and that's on one side. they engage in conventional guerrilla war. but they are using explosives and suicide bombings. a very unpleasant form of war fare. >> reporter: last week, the commanders called for attacks a
on the map. mid-60s from frederick, maryland, to leesburg, virginia. 62 in winchester. as we widen out the view, along the eastern seaboard, a pocket of absolutely cooler air far western maryland, the change in dewpoints is the measure of moisture in the atmosphere, a little bit of a drying trend. as a result, with high pressure in charge, a west to northwesterly wind will mix out more and more of the humidity. a beauty of a sunday coming up today. lots of sunshine. a somewhat stormier weather pattern coming our way into the week. that's good news. we still need the rainfall around here. for today, bright sunshine with high pressure in charge. that area of high pressure slides off the eastern seaboard overnight tonight and into the day tomorrow. it opens up the flood gates to atlantic and gulf moisture. as a result as we get through the course of the day on monday, a slight chance for a shower late in the damon, especially monday night. but i think tuesday will be our busier day. main area of risk for severe weather. it moves towards us for tuesday. so your forecast on a beautiful sund
service now throughout much of central and eastern maryland. that's why we need the rain. there's actually a flood watch in parts of western maryland because of the showers coming in from the mountains fairly heavy. you can see the front has made its way through far western maryland with the rain, where temperatures have dropped into the 0's, but we're still closer to 80 here in baltimore. sub rise, cloudy, muggy, showers should be in the area. 69 to 76 to start saturday. here comes the front slicing through the mountains now. we'll call it mild behind it. it's not a dramatic cooldown but it is much dryer from central ohio back up into chicago and up into the great lakes. this front will change the air mass a little bit and kick up a few showers. high pressure is scheduled to come in and make for a nice finish to the weekend. there you see the showers crossing baltimore and heading to the eastern shore in the afternoon and then tapering off in the evening with some clearing later tomorrow night. 81 to 86. it's going to be 20 degrees cooler tomorrow than it was just a few days ago when we h
cleared up. >> reporter: from what i understand, maryland state police is on the scene and in the lead. at this point, they're waiting for tow trucks to clear the road of the vehicles involved in the collision. >> laura with the maryland state highway administration. thanks a lot for that report. >> reporter: thank you, bruce. >>> tonight, oil is being allowed to flow freely in the gulf of mexico. workers are in the middle of an operation to switch caps on top of that broken well. the old cap is off. in its place will go a tighter dome supposed to funnel more oil to collection ships on the surface. terrell brown reports the latest solution should take two days, if all goes well. >> reporter: the broken oil well at the bottom of the gulf is in free flow. the cap that was holding back some of the oil was removed saturday afternoon to clear the way for a new tighter-fitting seal. b.p. is also working to hookup a third containment ship to the well. the combination of a third ship and the new cap could contain the spill as early as monday. what b.p. so desperately wants and needs. >> we tak
. -- thousands went without. pepco is planning to work with the council. rupp >>> bill, maryland -- rockville residents can rest easy now that a second water main repair is complete. >>> two men are in custody after a impersonating police officers. courtney robinson is reporting from langley park. >> we understand from two sources that at least one of these men worked as a security guard for a company that provides security for a bid for a station apartments, where everything took place early yesterday morning. the victims are also residents of this apartment complex. according to prince george's county police, around 3:30 yesterday morning daniel blaylock and kennedy ventura approach the victim's on 15th avenue in the black suv with flashing lights. they showed badges and and they robbed the victims. we spoke with one man who did not want to go on camera because he knows both of these men, but says that he's not surprised. he had heard about similar things happening with other security guards. >> you are not even safe even though you have security. you have to deal with the day- to-day situa
a college degree from the university of maryland college and neighbors say he comes from a good family. he is accused in the murder of dolores dewitt and her daughter ebony. >> he always came to work. he was never one that cause any problems. >> i hope that with the arrest of this bad, very dangerous individual that other witnesses will come forward and assist us in collaborating and closing some of the other cases. >> investigators believe scott may also be responsible for the murders of karen and carissa lofton, both of them shot to death six week before the dewitts' murders at their home nearby. >>> still to come, another oil spill in the gulf while the bp spill reach as a milestone. we have an update on both. >>> we have an update on two american sailors ambushed in afghanistan. we'll get the latest on the massive search. you are watching fox 5 morning news.  >>> we now know the identity of the two sailors ambushed in eastern afghanistan last friday. the pentagon confirms the taliban killed petty officer second class justin mcnally of colorado and the to belie
these counties under an excessive heat advisory. the district of columbia and all of maryland. this is the zone where we could have heat-related illnesses if precautions north taken. this is the current heat index, the combination of temperature and humidity feels like 101 in washington. elsewhere, in the mid and upper 90s throughout much of virginia and the eastern shore. this large area of high pressure that's been responsible for this high heat is drifting to our south and things should cool down a bit tomorrow. this afternoon, up around 100 degrees. heat index near 105. details on that break coming our way. we'll look at that the rest of the week and the weekend in a few minutes. >> definitely looking forward to that break, tom. >>> some residents in the district and surrounding suburbs woke up to dark homes. there are still hundreds without power. outage expanded overnight in northeast d.c. so many people wanting to cool their homes. the power company says underground power lines are being overwhelmed. news 4 tracy wilkins has more from northeast. >> pepco spokesman say they are still look
but it will be creeping back. 74 is the national airport. near 70 at southern maryland near the bay. many of the suburbs north and west in the 60s right now and off to a pleasant start. no travel problems anywhere across the eastern half of the country. enormous area of high pressure is in place. many locations in the upper 50s. eastern shore in the 60s right now. the view from space showing this giant area of pressure rotating around the top of our region. and it will be in place giving us plenty of sunshine. we'll have afternoon highs in the upper 90s and getting a little more humid. not oppressive yesterday but hot. it's going to be quite humid wednesday and into thursday and should be a bit cooler on thursday with a chance of thunderstorms. that's the way it looks right now. back to you. >> thank you, tom. for those of you who have been affected by mandatory water restrictions, you may get relief today. they have made real progress fixing a cracked main. the restrictions in montgomery and prince george's county could be lifted today. derrick ward reports. >> reporter: montgomery pool, a loophole in
officers and for the first time thhy had troopers from the maryland state police. no violence here but still a viollnt weekend. a lot of people they saw ouuside of the iiner harbor, what about the xtra prooeccion for hem. there's budgets limits aad by and large even though it was a violenn weekend, police say iit3 was criminaas shooting other criminals, regular folks they were pretty safe. joel d smith at the iiner harbor. >>> a fitch years old willl 15 e charged as an adult. he shot cordon canada. canada's sister tell us they can't imagine what would have led tt the shootinn. theer brotherrhad just graduated from higg school and had a p>ttat was two weeks ago and he was lookinggforward to august going to culinary school and ú%is issdevastating.3 >> that was my heart. >> powell is facing first-degree -urder harges. right now he is being held without bail at the baltimore couuty detentton center. he is exxected to have a bail reeiee tomorrow. >>> a fist fight turns deadly when the victim hits his head falling to the ground. 23-year-old robert r eiky died at shamrock courtt he wa
they there may still be more victims. news 4's tracee wilkins has more from langley park, maryland. >> reporter: prince george's county coupolice are describing these suspects as predators, saying they're preying on folks and betraying their most sacred trust, as police. >> anytime it's a cowardly act. >> reporter: police say that's exactly what these two men did in langley park 3:30 sunday morning. >> badges, of course police written across their clothing. they were dressed in police duty gear. and just led the victims to believe that they were police officers. >> reporter: prince george's county police say 24-year-old bl daniel baylock and 20-year-old kennedy ventura attacked and robbed two people in on 15th avenue in lngley park after distracting them by pretending to be cops. police say the men, who are believed to work as security guards, were in a black suv with flashing green strobe lights. most of the people who live in this section of langley park are nonenglish-speaking immigrants, who have just come to america and are learning the way that our police department works. making them per
to you. >> major health concerns this morning for people living near a military base in maryland. coming up, next. >> my brother, my mother, my sister and my father all live within a 10-mile radius of the fort and they all contracted a form of cancer. >> but is there a real connection? we'll take a look. >>> the tiny hazard in your home that could talk a danger. that's still ahead. time is 4:37. we are coming back. after the break.  >>> making headlines at 4:39 this morning. new concerns that a local military base could be linked to a string of cancer cases. dozens of people showed up to a town hall meeting in frederick, maryland, saying that cancers in their families could be related to fort dietrich. a young mother who died from an aggressive form of brain cancer two years ago, now, her mother is battling kidney cancer. >> in my heart, i know this wasn't something some curse over my family. i know it was something in our water, air, soil, anything. >> nobody from fort dietrich was at that meter. saturday, a website was launched, saying. >>> it could be days before we fin
in question. >> governor martin o'malley is back in maryland after attending the ash -- attending the annual national governors' association meeting. the governor says, without more federal assistance, the danger of a double-dip recession is greater. o'malley was one of 47 governors who sent a letter to congress requesting that states did more money for medicaid. some residents have joined in a lawsuit against bethlehem steel. the current operator of this e- mail -- the steelmill for failing to clean up pollution. state and federal officials have ticketed them over 20 times since then. more testing of the area is under way. the justice department may launch a new legal assault on arizona's new immigration law. attorney general eric holder says the law would take effect at the end of the month, but it may promote racial profiling. >> arizona's tough new immigration law is scheduled to take effect in less than three weeks. attorney general eric holder suggests the federal government may attack it on a second legal front. >> six months from now, one year from now, we may not look at the impact
that are under way to clean up in the district and in maryland. >> reporter: an suv crushed by a massive tree. it's quite a sight for 5-year- old max as he walks to school wednesday morning along willow road in tacoma park. >> we like our neighbors and we're sorry their car got all crushed up by a tree. we're glad nobody's hurt. >> reporter: this tree came crashing down around 8:00 last night. we're not talking about just a tree branch. if you take a look all the way up there, you can see the entire top of this tree just fell off barely missing all of those nearby power lines. >> it's amazing that we still have power and it didn't hit the power lines. it went the right direction. >> we're looking at a tree that was pruned in the old fashion way 20 years ago, and the wound caused by the pruning led to an area of rot in the tree. >> reporter: todd bolton is the arborist for the city of takoma park. >> all of this wood inside is now rotten. so the only part holding the tree was this little good section right there. >> it would have happened anyway. >> reporter: the storm was-- >> the storm was proba
. >> sue, see you in a bit. >>> these broiling temperatures have power companies in d.c., maryland and virginia asking people to conserve energy. air conditioners, fans and they are concerned about power outages. tom fitzgerald continues the team coverage from inside the control room of one of those companies. >> reporter: well, the northern virginia electric cooperative serves 144,000 customers in six northern virginia counties. all of this extreme heat created an extreme demand for energy and it's creating here what they are calling an emergency event. here inside the power grid control room, the alarms are nonstop. >> it will not be as much drag on our system. that's another alarm. >> reporter: priscilla knight has been pleading with customers to cut back on electricity. >> we are asking everyone to cooperate. >> reporter: that will be key in avoiding power outages. engineers are fighting hard to avoid. how big of a demand are you facing? >> our demand is higher than what we have seen probably ever. >> reporter: larry's control screens are showing some areas of the power grid en
comments he made about the war in afghanistan. the former maryland lieutenant governor was caught on tape attacking president obama's afghan policy. steele suggested that the war there is unwinnable. other republicans who support the war are accusing steele of undermining american troops. democrats are calling for steele to resign, steele did release a statement today calling the war a necessary one. adding that the stakes are too high to accept anything but success in afghanistan. >>> still ahead tonight, mother of the bride, hillary clinton talking about making time for her new job. >>> and this july 4th is going to be a hot one. just how hot? >>> secretary of state hillary clinton has her hands full as america's top diplomat. her latest role as mother of the bride has her beaming. clinton's daughter chelsea is said to marry an investment banker at the end of the month. in poland today, clinton talked about squeezing in dress fittings and flowers in between overseas trips. then talked about her daughter's wedding again while in china. >> my daughter is getting married. it's the most imp
the latest on the secret exchange. >> one of the high profile prisoners owns a home in maryland and his neighbors are watching and waiting to see if he'll come back to baltimore county. we're latest -- we're live with the latest. >> reporter: many are very familiar with the man's story and why he was sent to rush sham they think it's not so much of being a spy, but an american hero. >> reporter: he's back on u.s. soil after flying in friday night. he's one of four high profile prisoners held captive in russia. he was convicted of hiding information. cockeysville seems far removed from the drama, but it's where he called home since he left russia in 1997. >> i consider him to be an american hero. >> he believed in helping. >> reporter: he's suspected of identifying two notorious spies. >> who's activities on behalf of the russians, it cost american lives and i consider him to be a hero. >> reporter: it's part of the biggest spy swap. ten russian spies literally traded spaces. within 90 minutes, the planes took off. >> this is a win/win. i think that the united states did really, really w
university of maryland students are digging up a lot of history this summer. the details are ahead. could visiting a hospital in july be bad for your health? we will explain. if you are in the market for a new vehicle, how buying new may save you cash. >> why the labels on beer bottle of sunscreen argue for a makeover. that is into night -- on your model of sunscreen art dealer for a makeover. >> the seven-day forecast is straight ahead. 87 degrees right now at the airport, and still 89 downtown. like east wins. like east wins. >> this didn't stop their hands dirty today the of pieces of history. -- students got their hands dirty today. they have spent the past few weeks the up artifacts at the home of a man freed from slavery to work for the superintendent of the u.s. naval academy. >> our job is to show that it has been an integrated community of people living together for a very long time. >> didn't stay on an old and tonic bottle, parts of dishware and bones from animals. the project will continue for the next two summers. if you missed out on the "cash- for-clunkers" program but you
in potomac, abc 7 news. >>> meantime, a two year-old maryland boy has been found and is safe. police issued an amber alert after aaron gamez was reported about the last afternoon. officers are not releasing details on how the child was found but are continuing to investigate. >>> another soldier from our region has been killed in iraq. specialist morganne mcbeth died yesterday. choose critically injured in a non-combat incidents on thursday. she was 19 years old and part of the 82nd airborne division based in fort bragg, north carolina. vice president biden is going to erupt for a surprise trip. elections were held in iraq for march, but no clear winner was determined. biden is hoping he can urge opponents to agreement. >> i remain extremely optimistic about a government being formed here. i am with the representatives representing all the main parties. >> there is some urgency. the administration would like to see a formal agreement before the of military begins to draw down next month. when that withdrawal is complete just 50,000 u.s. combat troops will remain in iraq. >>> another promine
will be in the 70's by early morning. our weatherbug network, a first stop takes us to maryland korea at high temperature of 100 in potomac, 90 degrees currently at wtop radio in upper northwest d.c. -- our first stop takes us to maryland. a high temperature of 100 in potomac. a record high -- did you follow that? we were 10 degrees above where we should be. the old record was 99 set back in 1991. we shattered records across the board. bwi-marshall, 101. the last time we saw two consecutive 100-degree days in a row was back in 1999, so it has been a while. 89 in fairfax, 86 in leesburg. the bigger story is the heat index, what it actually feels like outside, 92 in frederick. cooler, drier air will to the north and west of us. chicago 74 degrees. this will move out of the area. high pressure will move towards the east. we will see another warm the tomorrow, temperatures above average, but not like we saw today, so no heat advisories for the mid-atlantic, but we are still talking about low to middle 90's and the heat index near 100 degrees. friday and into saturday, our best chance for some iso
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